Career Opportunities

Careers Opportunities

Current Openings:

Bi-lingual Hospice Social Worker

Full Time, Non-Exempt

Purpose:

An individual who is responsible for the delivery of carried social work services to Hospice patients and their families in the Hispanic Community.

This position is to provide initial psychosocial evaluations ongoing psychosocial counseling direct casework services bereavement services and community education outreach and referral, primarily in the Hispanic Community.

The Hospice worker is an integral part of the Hospice interdisciplinary team.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited educational institution is preferred
  • A demonstrated ability in casework, counseling and group work, including clinical work experience, preferable in either a healthcare or Hospice setting.

Essential Functions:

  • Bi-Lingual Spanish Speaker
  • Maintains the standards of Social Work excellence in accordance with the principles and regulations set forth by the Washington State Health Department, CMS Hospice Conditions of Participation, NASW, JCAHO, NHPCO, and Chaplaincy Health Care policies and procedures.
  • Presents the Hospice Philosophy to perspective Hospice patients and their families (“informational”).
  • Coordinates [patient intakes with RN, meeting patient and family as a team to present a comprehensive approach to services.
  • Performs comprehensive initial psychosocial and bereavement evaluations and assist in the development of goal directed patient care plan.
  • Assesses patients financial status as requested by the family to determine eligibility for services such as Medicaid, Copes, respite care, etc…
  • Conducts ongoing assessments of patient and their family needs and counseling as needed or requested.
  • Helps the patient and their family to maintain control and autonomy by empowering them to make their own decisions.
  • Works from a “systems” theory perspective, which includes an understanding of the relationship between the patient, their family, groups, organizations, communities and cultural perspectives affecting their environment.
  • Facilitates family meeting to assist with care giving, family communication issues, and relationship issues.
  • Assesses factors that may complicate care giving such as drug or alcohol use or violence in the home.
  • Provides short term crisis intervention and individual or family counseling when indicated.
  • Assists with anticipatory grief issues, providing oral and written resources for family members of all ages and developmental stages.
  • Participates as a member if the Bereavement Team as assigned.
  • Observes, evaluates and brings to team conferences, information’s regarding psychosocial, spiritual, physical and financial conditions affecting the patient and family.
  • Assumes the active role of counselor, educator, mediator, facilitator and advocate for patient and family unit.
  • Develops and maintains contact with appropriate community agencies and services to promote interagency cooperation and to facilitate related referrals.
  • Documents comprehensive psychosocial information clearly and concisely in a timely manner.
  • Records all initial contact information within 24 hours.
  • Records all patient/family visits and phone contacts and referral actions in the patient’s Clinical Record within a period of 24 hours.
  • Ensure ongoing sharing of patient and family information between all team disciplines and supervisor.
  • Attends staff meetings, Multi-disciplinary Team, and social services meeting and other meetings as assigned and appropriate.
  • Performs specific duties of Hospice Social Services Supervisor in his/her absence as assigned.
  • Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development and maintenance of state of the art skills in social work,
  • Exhibits Hospice Philosophy in all job related roles.
  • Participates in Continuing Quality improvement as assigned.
  • Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols.
  • Performs other functions as assigned by the Social Services Supervisor.
  • The position of Hospice Social Worker is on an at-will basis. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or reason, unless expressly prohibited by law.
  • All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding PHI when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information.
  • Reports to and consults with the Social Services Supervisor (MSW).

If interested, please apply with a letter of intent  and resume to Shannon Novakovich, Human Resources Director: shannonn@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Psychiatric ARNP

Part Time

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Current Washington State license as a professional PMHNP-BC.
  • Ability to accept a wide variety of assignments and adjust to changing situations.
  • Ability to read and write clearly, concisely and legibly.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and respond appropriately to patients and families in both routine and crisis situations.
  • Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance in accordance with dress policy.
  • Ability to perform personal patient care and maintain a mature, sensitive, and caring attitude toward patients and their families.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least four years of nursing experience, two of which with mental health and preferably one year with emergency, oncology, home health or hospice nursing.
  • The ability to speak Spanish a strong advantage.
  • Qualified to provide prescriptions.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates an ongoing relationship with each patient by taking complete medical history, taking complete psychiatric history, and making an assessment and diagnosis on adult and pediatric patients, individuals and families; initiating, reviewing, and revising treatment and therapy plans.
  • Diagnose, treat and prescribe medication.
  • Assess, diagnose and treat emergent and chronic psychiatric and substance abuse related disorders, including crisis intervention.
  • Practice psychiatry in a counseling center as well as outpatient clinics as negotiated with physicians.
  • Maintains adequate documentation of all patients seen, including follow-up and referral in the electronic medical record.
  • Manages the stable phases of mental illnesses in consultation with the attending physician, psychiatrist or Medical Director as needed.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory reports and orders imaging reports.
  • Coordinates health and mental health management with physicians and other agencies.
  • Assures quality and safety by a care planning process, evidence-based medicine, and active participation of patients in decision making.
  • Communicate with primary care physicians regarding mental health status of referred patients.
  • Provide consultation to primary care physicians and other mental/behavioral health staff.
  • Recognizes emerging community health and mental health problems and helps initiate appropriate interventions through community action.
  • Under exceptional circumstances, may provide continuity of care through a home visit to bed-ridden and homebound patients.
  • Meets with the Director of Behavioral Health and clinical team on a regular basis to review charting and medical and psychiatry care provided.
  • Is available for consultation for psychiatric care of patients in other service lines of Chaplaincy Health Care such as Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Participates in ongoing training and continuing education.
  • Interprets Chaplaincy Health Care services and programs to individuals/families and personnel of other agencies.
  • Participates, as assigned, in community programs.
  • Complies with Chaplaincy Health Care’s personnel policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

If interested, please apply with a letter of intent  and resume to Shannon Novakovich, Human Resources Director: shannonn@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Supervisor of Volunteer Services

Exempt

Purpose:

Responsible for oversight and supervision of recruitment, screening, training, in-servicing, assigning and supporting volunteers of The Chaplaincy. Oversee implementation, use, and maintenance of volunteer database.  The Supervisor is responsible to understand and implement Medicare CoP methods, issues and compliance for volunteers.  The Supervisor will cover for the Volunteer Coordinator in their absence or as needed/requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent progressive experience in-lieu of degree
  • Experience as a Volunteer Program Supervisor
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Skills to multi-task at times
  • Ability to work independently utilizing sound judgment, and also as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to understand volunteer program as a whole and global role of volunteer program within the agency.
  • Ability to maintain good boundaries with high level of confidentiality.

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervision and management of the volunteer program.
  • Recruitment, screening, training, in-servicing, assigning, and supporting volunteers.
  • Assist in other matters as needed or as requested by the Hospice Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a volunteer program that includes recruitment, orientation, training, retention and evaluations of volunteers for the Chaplaincy. The volunteer areas include: hospice, bereavement, administration, Cookie Brigade, newsletter group, agency support, and yard and grounds maintenance.
  • Develop and implement training materials.
  • Oversee scheduling of volunteers in all volunteer areas.
  • Develop and maintain support activities including support groups, education and in-services and recognition activities.
  • Oversee timely collection, storage and retrieval of volunteer data including monthly, quarterly and annual reports, progress notes, update TB tests, evaluations and criminal background checks.
  • Provide orientation to new staff regarding volunteer services.
  • Establish files on all volunteers and assure that federal and Washington State mandated requirements are met and properly recorded. Make arrangements to assure that required updates are completed.
  • Monitor continuous compliance with Medicare and other licensure regulations.
  • Maintain the volunteer program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in outreach networking presentations to the community.
  • Participate in community activities that promote and support community volunteerism and Tri-Cities Chaplaincy volunteer activities such as the Benton Franklin Volunteer Center and local DOVIA chapter.
  • Identify and facilitate initiatives to improve volunteer programs and services.
  • Assume all other assigned duties by the Social Services Supervisor and Hospice Director.
  • The position of Volunteer Program Supervisor is on an at-will basis.  This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or reason, unless expressly prohibited by law.
  • All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding PHI when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information and approve and monitor subordinate PHI systems access.

If interested, please apply with a letter of intent to Shannon Novakovich, Human Resources Director or apply via email to: shannonn@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Mental Health Provider (LICSW)

Part Time/Per Diem/FT

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Washington State LICSW or License Eligible
  • Medicare Billable
  • Intermediate Computer Skills
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License, Auto Insurance; Reliable Transportation

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bi-Lingual
  • Experience in an Outpatient Health Care Setting
  • Previous experience in community mental health

Position schedule:

  • Daytime, one evening, Flex times Depending on Appointment Schedule.

If interested, please apply with a letter of intent to Shannon Novakovich, Human Resources Director or apply via email to: shannonn@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Forms

For your convenience, the following forms are available for you to download:

Employment Application

Justifacts Authorization